Upcycle a Cupboard Door

Remember me posting about ideas for my twins bedroom?  If not, you can find the Teen Bedroom Ideas here.  Well, the painting is underway and I wanted to get moving on some projects for that room.  I wanted a place where they could hang backpacks or coats  and something that would also function as a piece of art in there.  I’ve had this cupboard door in my garage for a few years.  I picked it up at the Re-store for 4.00 and knew that would be the perfect thing to use for my base.  Here is the tutorial on how to upcycle a cupboard door

I taped off the door so that I could paint the inside.  I left the original finish on the outside of the door since the walls are gray.  I thought it would be a great contrast to the gray wall.  I painted the insides white with Martha Stewart craft paint. It took 3 coats.
While the paint was drying I added this tape to the edge of the cupboard door.  I found it on clearance at Michaels (see pic above) and thought it would be a great addition to the door.  Then I measured the door and attached my 6 hooks.   Note: It’s best to predrill the holes on cupboard doors. It makes the job a whole lot easier!
I had some images of our Michigan sports teams as well as the boys school mascot.  I cut them out and then Mod Podged them onto the door. I then added a sealer.
I couldn’t hang the finished shelf  because of painting the room but when I do the room reveal I’ll make sure you see it hanging.  I have to apologize for the poor photos! I could not get rid of the glare.  One of these days soon I’ll take a photography class.  Anyway, this was a very, very inexpensive way to add our sports theme to the room and hopefully some organization.
There are lots of different ways you can use doors in your home decorating.  I have another door project I’ll show here in the near future.  Have you used doors in you decorating? If so share with me what you did.
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  1. says

    I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. Your ideas are great.I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award -Check out my blog to find all the details.Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

  2. says

    Very cool! It's nice to see a masculine project once in a while! Wow! I love the stenciling! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at <a rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

  3. says

    This is awesome! My nephews would love this too. Although they live in Wisconsin, their dad is from MI, so it's all sports-all Michigan-all the time. I'm over from Eye Heart Mondays link party.

  4. says

    I love it, what a creative idea! I've been on the lookout for an old exterior door (full sized) because I have big plans to make a fun coat rack/shelf/entryway mirror thing out of it. Haven't found the right door yet, but I'm sure I will at some point! Re-using old stuff is the best :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

  5. says

    Such a cute upcycle of your cabinet door! Love it!! Thanks for sharing this awesome project at the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Furniture Transformations. We hope you can make it back this evening at 7pm EST to share a holiday sign project – or just come by to get some holiday inspiration! ~Krista from the happy housie

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